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11 May 2018 | Issue No: 22 


Grenfell Support News 


Shoot hoops, swing and 
swim this half term 



IN THIS EDITION 


2 Support during Mental 
Health Awareness Week 

2 Tech jobs for North 
Kensington 

2 DIY SOS to build new hub 
for Grenfell community 

3 Activities Programme at 
The Curve Community 
Centre 

4 Support services on offer 

4 Housing update 

4 Train to be a peer mentor 
with The Advocacy Project 

4 Care for Grenfell 


This May Half Term (Monday 28 May 
to Sunday 3 June) is the perfect 
time to get involved with some of the 
local youth sports programmes on 
offer at Kensington Leisure Centre, 
Silchester Rd, London W10 6EX 

Want to try your hand at basketball? 

The London School of Basketball are 
partnering with the centre to offer local 
children aged five to 11 years the chance 
to shoot some hoops on a free basketball 
camp, held on Tuesday 29 and 
Wednesday 30 May (2pm to 4pm). 

See yourself more as a budding tennis 
pro? "Give It Your Max" are offering free 
mini-tennis sessions during the half term. 
Together with the leisure centre, they're 
encouraging local children of all abilities 
to pick up a racket and get active through 
one of the nation's favourite sports. 
Sessions will take place on Thursday 31 
May and Fridayjune 1 from 1pm to 
3pm for children aged five to 10 years. 


There is also free swimming for under 
eights on offer for the whole half term, 
simply turn up and join in any'Swim for 
All' or 'Swim for under-fives and adults' 
sessions from Saturday 26 May to 
Sunday 3 June. 

To get involved with the basketball or 
tennis camps (or both), contact Phil on 

phil.kemp@gll.org with your child's 
name, date of birth and parent/guardian 
contact number. No need to book for 
swimming sessions but please take 
some time to read through the leisure 
centre's swim safety rules that can be 
found online at www.better.org.uk/ 
swimsafetyrules. 

Please note that swimming lessons 
and other instructor-led sessions are 
not included. 



Reminder 

Royal Mail operating hours at 
The Curve have changed to 

10.30am to 2pm. Days remain 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Home Office Immigration and 
Visa service opening hours are 

2pm to 8pm on Thursday. 


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Support during 
Mental Health 
Awareness Week 

The Mental Health Foundation 
is raising awareness of mental 
health, wellbeing and particularly 
stress as part of their Mental Health 
Awareness Week, taking place from 
Monday 14 May to Sunday 20 May 
If you or someone you know is 
struggling emotionally, isn't getting 
the right support or you've noticed 
they might need a helping hand, 
support is available. 

The NHS runs a free helpline, open 
24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

The service is confidential and can 
be reached on 0800 0234 650. Just 
let the person on the end of the line 
know that you've been affected by 
Grenfell and they will ensure you are 
referred quickly to the right place. 

You can also contact the Samaritans 
for around the clock emotional 
support. Call 116123 any time 
and from any phone for free and 
in confidence. 

You can access mental health support, 
advice, a cup of tea and a chat, and a 
quiet space to reflect, pray and relax 

at The Curve Community Centre, 
10 Bard RoadWIO, 

10am to 8pm on 

weekdays and 11am 
to 6pm on weekends. 


DIY SOS to build new hub for North Kensington community 

Work has begun on a new community 
centre and boxing club in North 
Kensington courtesy of the BBC 
construction show DIY SOS. 

The Dale Youth Boxing Club, which 
occupied a space on the first floor 
of Grenfell Tower and produced 
world class British boxers, is to find 
a home in a new building underneath 
the Westway. 

Presenter of the show Nick Knowles said: 

“It is the biggest and morally 
most important project we 
have done in a long time." 


As well as the boxing club, the new 
building will include a community centre 
and a 'social street' that will be used for a 
range of activities and gatherings. The 
space is promised to be accessible to all 
in North Kensington, offering a new hub 
for the community. 





Tech jobs for North Kensington 

Get Into Tech is an exciting new project to get local people aged 16 plus into tech 
jobs. With support from SKY, local community organisations and businesses, The 
Kensington & Chelsea Foundation is launching Get Into Tech: North Kensington. 
They are offering a 15-week course beginning on Monday 3 September, it's free 
and exclusively for people who live in North Kensington. 

To encourage people to join the course and to get to know more about the great 
jobs available in tech, they are holding weekly sessions leading up to the course 
which will take place every Monday from 14 May. All you need to do is bring a 
laptop if you've got one, if not, The Kensington 8< Chelsea Foundation will provide 
one for you. 

At these weekly meetings, you will get to grips with the basics of technology and be 
able to talk to some of their tech partners about employment. Those who want to 
apply for the course can do so in July. There will be 16 places available. The course 
itself will take place in North Kensington as well as at the SKY campus in Osterley. 

Monday Meeting Details: 

Launch date: Monday 14 May (then every Monday after) 

Time: 6.30 to 8pm 

Location: Clement James Centre, 95 Sirdar Road, W11 4EQ 



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Activities Programme at The Curve Community Centre 


Monday 14 May 

• 5pm-7pm - Homework Club ages 
11-18 (drop-in) 

• 5.30pm-7.30pm - Pre-ESOL 
English 


Tuesday 15 May 

• 9.30am-11.30am or 12.25pm- 
2.30pm - ESOL - English language 
classes (please book by emailing: 

sakinah.touzani@westway.org) 

• 10am-3pm - Fouzia's Sewing Club: 
sew, stitch and knit 

• 10.30am-12.30pm - Helping 
children deal with loss 
(please book) 

• 10.30am-12.30pm-Job search 
workshops (drop-in) 



The Creche's opening hours are: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm. 

No creche on Thursdays. 

The Creche is for parents attending 
appointments or courses at the Curve. 
Other Curve users are also able to use 
the creche space when attending an 
event or activities. To book, please email: 
thecurve@rbkc.gov.uk 



Wednesday 16 May 

• 9am-10.30am - MEND mini - 
healthy lifestyles programme 
for families (drop-in) 

• 10am-12pm - World Coffee 
Morning 

• 10.30am-12.30pm-Job search 
workshops 

• lOam-lpm - Felt making with 
Heather: introduction to Nuno 
felting (please email 

flourish@acava.org to book) 


Thursday 17 May 

• 10.30am-11.30am - Baby 
Massage (please email 
semira.hassen@rbkc.gov.uk 

to book) 

• 10.30am-12.30pm - Helping 
children deal with loss 
(please book) 

• 12.30pm-2.30pm - Mums and 
bumps session (please email 
semira.hassen@rbkc.gov.uk 

to book) 

• 1pm-3pm - ICT skills and pre¬ 
employment support (drop-in) 

• 4pm-4.45pm - Healthy snack 
time for kids (please book) 

• 4pm-6pm -Young artists 
(ages five-11): for keen young 
artists looking to learn and 
develop their skills 


Friday 18 May 

• 10.30am-11.30am - Meditation 
and relaxation for all (drop-in) 

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1pm-3.30pm - Adult book break 
group (open to anyone) 
2pm-4pm - Drug and 
alcohol prevention (drop-in) 

5pm-7pm - Homework Club, 
ages five-11 (drop-in) 

6pm-7pm - Mixed age 
(adults and kids) Shared 
Reading Group (for both 
groups, drop-in, and 
the groups are open 
to all reading abilities) 



The Curve Community Centre opening 
hours are 10am to 8pm Monday to 
Friday and 11am to 6pm on weekends. 

Some sessions need to be booked 
in advance to secure your place, so 


email thecurve@rbkc.gov.uk and they 
will confirm your reservation by return. 

n For a full list of events visit 

grenfellsupport.org.uk/ 
thecurve/events 


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Support services 
on offer 

Anyone who would like to speak to the 
police in relation to the investigation 
into the fire is asked to contact the Met 
Police on 0800 032 4539 


Important Contacts 

Cruse Bereavement Care 

Call the Freephone helpline on 

0808 8081677 or email 
helpline@cruse.org.uk. 

The helpline is open Monday-Friday 
from 9.30am-5pm. Extended hours 
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 
evenings, until 8pm. 

Replacement UK passports, visas 
or immigration queries 

Call our advice line on 0300 303 2832. 
The line is open 24 hours. 

Air quality and smoke exposure 

If you have concerns about 
any symptoms, please see 
your doctor or call NHS 111. 

Housing support 

If you have any questions about 
housing or want to find out who 
your housing officer is please call 

0800137 111 or 020 7361 3008 

Victim support 

Call 08081689 111 for practical and 
emotional support, or visit 

victimsupport.org.uk. The line 
is open 24 hours a day. 

The Grenfell Muslim 
Response Unit also offers additional 
support. Find out more byemailing 

info@gmru.co.uk 

You can also get physical and mental 
support at The Curve Community 
Centre. Call 07712231133 


Hestia, Central and North West 
London NHS Foundation Trust, 
and the Drug and Alcohol 
Service are based overnight at the 
Notting Hill Methodist Church, 
Lancaster Road, from 10pm to 
8am. Pop in for a chat and support, 


Housing update 

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Train to be a peer mentor with 
The Advocacy Project 


There are a few remaining places on a 
four-week course hosted by The 
Advocacy Project. The course aims to 
support those who have a history of 
issues with mental health to build their 
knowledge and skills in peer mentoring 
so that they can use their experience to 
positively support others with mental 
health difficulties. This will help 
participants to become socially 
connected and allow them to talk about 


their experience without stigma and 
taboo all whilst developing opportunities 
for employment and training. 

The course will take place at 

The Advocacy Project, 73 St Charles 
Square, W10 6EJ on the 12,24,31 May 
and 7 June from 1pm to 4pm 

To register interest email 

info@advocacyproject.org.uk 


i Care for Grenfell i 

I The Care for Grenfell team helps anyone who has been affected by the Grenfell I 

| tragedy and offers a single point of access to all Council services and support. | 

I This phone line is open from 8am to 8pm and also provides an out-of-hours service. | 

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| Call: 020 7745 6414 | Email: careforgrenfell@rbkc.gov.uk | 

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